In the Great Lakes, Swiss cooperation helps to strengthen governance and national health systems as well as supporting the decentralization of services. In health, the focus is on the management of maternal and child health and ensuring access to water and sanitation, health facilities of its intervention areas. It also helps victims of sexual violence by offering medical and psychological assistance.
The health gap between rich and poor continues to widen. In many parts of the world, the progress that has been achieved in public health over the years is being reversed.